Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The Richmond Art Gallery is hosting an international mail art swap.  The theme is Economy and all entries must be 5" x 5".


If you live in the Vancouver area you can still make the October 1 postmark deadline!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A New Journal

The journal I created this summer feels wrong somehow - the colours, mainly, I guess.  It feels like an orange rather than a pink time of year.

Like the last journal, this one is 6 x 6, created from scrap book papers from my stash.  The ones I chose have the lovely oranges, yellows, reds and browns we associate with falling leaves.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Summer's Last Hurrah

This could be summer's last journal page - I feel fall coming!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Organic Process

I'm intrigued by the creative process, and the process for the creation of these Artist Trading Cards I would have to call "organic". By that I mean that they were not planned ahead of time, but evolved as each step was completed.


Group Photo

The ATC's were created for the Vancouver Artist Trading Card Group. One of the September themes is "tangled", and the colour suggestion is brown.

I decided to do something with Zentangles, but did not draw the "string" or outline by hand. Instead, I lay leaf masks on a 9 x 12 piece of watercolour paper and spritzed it with Adirondack Butterscotch Color Wash. Then I cut them into ATC's, and zentangled and coloured them with pencil crayons. I finished them off by adding stamps. I like them because they are all different, due to the placement of the masks.




Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Few More Christmas Cards

Here are a few more watercolored Christmas cards to remind you that fall, and then winter, are coming.




Tuesday, September 13, 2011

August Vintage Collage

I received my August Vintage Collage Artist Trading Cards late last week, so now you get to see the ones I made!




Sunday, September 11, 2011

Anything Goes

The design challenge this week at Art With No Boundaries is "Anything Goes". The inchies on this Artist Trading Card are all about vessels, and they are created with stamps from Inkadinkado and All Night Media.



Go over to Art With No Boundaries and have a look - anything goes!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Seek and Ye Shall Find

I am trying a bit of fancy lettering in my journal these days. Anything has to be better than my natural scrawl. This alphabet is called Akim Cursive.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Journal Pages

I am not a scrapbooker, but I love scrapbook paper.  I use it on greeting cards and Artist Trading Cards, but rarely in my journal.  These journal pages were inspired by an article in a 2007 Stamper's Sampler featuring Maria Burke of Manitoba.  I couldn't find a blog for her, so if anyone knows Maria, please tell her thank you!  I'm hoping that by trying her layouts I'll use scrapbooking paper in my journal more often.  I did these in my 6" x 6" Slab Book.




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Monday, September 5, 2011

Magenta Puzzle Stamp

I just love the puzzle stamps from Magenta.  I stamped these five stamps on patterned paper, coloured them with pencil crayons, cut them out and mounted them on white card stock.  Easy!